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What I'm All About

Heyo!

My Name is Chandler Lefever

I am a photographer currently splitting my time between my home near Dayton, Ohio and where I am finishing my last year of college in Bourbonnais, Illinois south of Chicago. I love to travel. I love hiking, climbing, pretty much anything you can do in water, frozen or thawed, all types of music, and all kinds of food and drink. But what I love most is sharing these things and the experiences that come with them, with the people in my life. 

 

​My friends and family, people I have met on my journeys, and people I will meet in the future are why I am so passionate about the things that I do. Especially why I am so passionate about my photography. The joy I can bring people when they see my photos is what pushes me to become a better photographer. Through my photography, I experiment with new projects, new ways of creating images, new perspectives, and always trying to move forward. 

The story behind the name

Photography has always been a passion of mine, but until a couple years ago, it was always just a hobby of mine. Then I had the opportunity to photograph a few weddings and I fell in love with it. As my photography has grown and I have been building a business from it, I struggled for a while, trying to decide what I wanted to name it. I wanted to create an original name that would go past my photography. For me my photography is not just about the images. I want my photography to inspire people to look at the world differently. 

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The name I decided on is Saltwater Summit. It represents two of my favorite places to explore.  I find the most inspiration when I am swimming and surfing in the ocean, or Hiking and climbing big walls in the mountains. Saltwater Summit is one part of my story.

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Wanderlust

After Spending time in Ireland, the U.K., Spain, and the East Coast of the States I found another thing that I love to do, and that is traveling. Seeing new places, meeting new people, trying new food, and experiencing new things brings me a type of joy and inspiration that I want to help share. And with that I will eagerly, follow to wherever your story takes you, to help document it.  

Heyo!

One of my favorite things in life, is learning someone's story. Everyone has a completely different story, And I would love to help tell your story.